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Reuters details shadowy unit seeking to exploit Afghan Taliban divisions in south

Reuters details shadowy unit seeking to exploit Afghan Taliban divisions in south

Reuters detailed a shadowy new unit run by Afghanistan’s main intelligence agency set up to exploit Afghan Taliban divisions in the south. The initiative comes as Afghan forces struggle to prevent the Taliban overrunning Helmand province and other parts of the country and as the insurgents boast of placing agents among government forces to carry out insider attacks. Reuters also cast a spotlight on an unlikely alliance that has formed in a remote corner of Iraq between an offshoot of a leftist Kurdish organization and a Sunni Arab tribal militia – two groups sharing little more than an enemy, Islamic State.


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